March 2019 news

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University event tackles gender-based violence

The University of Stirling has hosted an event exploring how gender-based violence can be prevented on college and university campuses.

University of Stirling campus

New study models the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland

Experts have used an innovative approach to model the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland.

Eurasian lynx

Violence against long-term care staff “normalised”

Violence against staff working in long-term care facilities – including physical assault, verbal abuse and sexual harassment – has become “normalised”, according to a new University of Stirling study.

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‘Life after Facebook’ discussed by Stirling media expert

A former national newspaper editor – and new University of Stirling honorary professor – will outline the future of journalism in a talk tomorrow night.

Honorary Professor Allan Rennie

University showcases world-leading ageing and dementia research to UK Government Minister

A senior UK politician visited the University of Stirling today (Friday 22 March) to hear about its internationally renowned work on ageing and dementia.

Lord Duncan

Cinema-going memories explored in new research project

University of Stirling academics are collaborating on a major new research project on cinema from the 1930s onwards.

Cinema project memorabilia

Study reveals impact of plain cigarette packaging warnings

Health warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes have more of an impact on smokers than those on branded packs, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Cigarettes - plain packaging

Space mission involving Stirling scientists reports findings

A Japanese-led space mission – involving a University of Stirling scientist – has reported its initial findings from its investigation of asteroid Ryugu.

outer space

Barcelona trip for Stirling women’s football captain

The captain of the University of Stirling women’s football team has travelled to Barcelona to participate in a new initiative supporting female sporting and professional talent.

Santander trip to Barcelona

New study on salmon behaviour could lead to management and welfare improvements

A new study involving the University of Stirling has shed fresh light on the link between the life history of fish and their behaviour.

Dr Sonia Rey Planellas

New study sheds light on link between alcohol marketing and increased consumption in young people

Young people’s awareness of alcohol marketing – and their ownership of alcohol-branded merchandise – is associated with increased and higher-risk consumption, a landmark study has found.

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Major award for University of Stirling psychologist

A University of Stirling academic is today celebrating after receiving a prestigious award from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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App users can stroll through Scotland’s coalmining legacy

A smartphone app that shares secrets of Scotland’s coalmining heritage – through interactive guided walks – has been created by a University of Stirling academic.

Dr Catherine Mills

£20m sports facility transformation set for next stage

The £20 million transformation of the University of Stirling’s sports facilities has reached a major milestone this week as it prepares for the commencement of building works.

University of Stirling and Morrison Construction representatives on construction site of new sports centre

World Uni Games bronze for Stirling curler

University of Stirling curling scholar Ross Whyte enjoyed a successful World University Winter Games as he inspired Team GB’s men’s team to a bronze medal.

Ross Whyte with curling teammates on podium at World University Winter Games

Women’s football conference kicks off on International Women’s Day

A University of Stirling researcher has co-ordinated a national conference on women’s football – held at Scotland’s national football stadium.

Women's football match

University and Students’ Union strengthen commitment to green investment

The University of Stirling and Students’ Union joined forces yesterday to mark the institution’s commitment to not invest in fossil fuel companies.

Astrid Smallenbroek, University of Stirling Students’ Union President

Stirling shortlisted in student awards

The University of Stirling has been shortlisted in the national Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

Students in Students' Union

New study informs debate on predator-prey relationships

Experts have shed new light on the relationship between predators and their prey after studying how elk responded to the risk posed by grey wolves in an American national park.

Predator and prey in snow

World experts on dementia and design to gather in Stirling for major conference

The world’s leading experts on designing environments for people living with dementia are set to gather in Stirling for a major event looking at the latest developments in the sector.

An image highlighting dementia

New study aims to prompt international action on ocean plastic

The University of Stirling has been awarded a share of £850,000 to lead a research project aiming to inspire international action on marine plastic pollution.

Plastic bag in the ocean

Curler flying GB flag at World Uni Winter Games

First-year curling scholar Ross Whyte enjoyed a memorable opening ceremony at the World University Winter Games in Russia - after being selected as Team GB’s flag-bearer.

Ross Whyte leads out Team GB at World University Winter Games

Students take part in Amplify Trading Boot Camp 2019

Management School Students take the chance to trade in real-time on Chicago Mercantile Exchange

amplify trading boot camp

New study on the impact of farming technologies on salmon robustness

Aquaculture experts at the University of Stirling are leading a £2 million study that aims to provide important information on the impact of innovative farming technologies on salmon.

Professor Herve Migaud

Child welfare expert tells Holyrood committee smacking ban is “long overdue”

Child welfare expert tells Holyrood committee smacking ban is “long overdue”

Jane Callaghan

Prestigious art competition to be hosted by Stirling

The University of Stirling will host the finals of a national public speaking competition that promotes and supports young people to look at, think about and discuss art.

Blue Boy

Student teachers get Japanese taster in a bid to boost language learning

The University of Stirling hosted a Japanese for Beginners event for student teachers in a bid to encourage them to take foreign language skills in to the classroom.

Teaching students and lecturers gathered around a table after language session

Stirling students’ website aims to transform ‘agritourism’ in Scotland

Two business students from the University of Stirling are aiming to revolutionise the agritourism industry in Scotland after devising a new web platform linking holidaymakers with farm hosts.

Two MBA students standing with arms crossed outside the University of Stirling

New report finds Scotland could suffer under UK immigration proposals

The UK Government’s immigration plans could reduce the number of workers in Scotland by up to five per cent over the next two decades, an expert panel has warned.

Professor David Bell

European ‘conflict’ requires Stirling students’ negotiation skills

Rising tensions between neighbouring nations will be the focus of a NATO simulation exercise involving University of Stirling students.

Dr Megan Dee